Exploring Jungfrau

Exploring Jungfrau

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Navnita
Navnita
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Jun 5, 2010 - 8:16 AM
We are planning to go to Jungfrau from Grindelwald and would welcome any information on:

1. what route and travel options (is it cable car or mountain railways?) that takes one to the top of Jungfrau?

2. What is the cost with the Swiss pass?

3. Can one take a different route to go up and to come down? If so, what are thse routes?

4. Besides the ice palace that is much talked about and ski option (which we don't know at all), are there any other things to do up there?

5. Also, any advice on late evening activity back in Grindelwald would be most helpful

Much thanks in advance. Navnita
Annika
Annika
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Jun 5, 2010 - 10:01 AM
Hi again,

1) and 3) The train to the Jungfraujoch departs from Kleine Scheidegg. Kleine Scheidegg can be reached through either Grindelwald or Wengen/Lauterbrunnen. Travel options for the trip to the Jungfraujoch can be found in the online timetable. It's possible to take one route up and the other one down. Your Swiss Pass will get you to Grindelwald and/or Wengen for free and offer a 25% discount for the remaining part of the trip. You can purchase your discounted tickets at the railway station of Grindelwald.

2) The section from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch is discounted by 25%. Prices can be found at the Jungfrau railways website (click 'Customer Centre' > 'Individual fares' and select the point from where you'll start / to which you'll return, for example Grindelwald and Wengen. The English language can be selected in the upper right corner.).

4) You can spend quite some hours at the Jungfraujoch. The view of the 'Concordiaplatz', where several glaciers (among which the famous Aletsch glacier) unite, is absolutely amazing. You can get right into the snow here, where skiing is an option and where quite often short sleigh rides with husky dogs can be made. The Sphinx building with it's panoramic terrace offers even more views. You'll also find an alpine research exhibition, shops, a restaurant and, indeed, the ice palace. It's the prettiest one I've seen in Switzerland so far, with beautiful ice sculptures. Please refer to the Jungfraujoch website for more information.

5) I don't have personal experience with late night activities in Grindelwald. I do know that Swiss catering facilities tend to close down a lot earlier in the evening than in other European countries and larger cities. Grindelwald is quite a popular spot though, and there are definitely late night activities in bars, pubs and some discos. You could visit the Grindelwald tourism website for more information.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno
Navnita
Navnita
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Jun 5, 2010 - 3:07 PM
Thanks so much Annika for your prompt response. Most helpful indeed! Will do some more homework and revert back, if need be. Navnita

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